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New to Cville: Tavola’s Cicchetti Bar

July 20, 2015 by


On the wooden fence to the left of Tavola, in bright red spray paint, is a single word, “BAR,” and an arrow pointing the way to one of Charlottesville’s newest dining spots. It’s a direction you’ll want to follow: at the end of the alleyway, tucked behind the restaurant, is Tavola’s cicchetti bar, boasting a […]

New to Cville: Food truck spicing up Cville’s streets with gourmet seafood

June 8, 2015 by


As Charlottesville’s food truck scene becomes increasingly crowded with more chefs taking to the streets, Whitney Matthews understands it’s important for her menu to stand out. Matthews, chef and owner of the SpiceSea Gourmet food truck, is hoping that her hard work, high-quality ingredients, and unique menu dedicated almost exclusively to made-to-order seafood will catch […]

Pie Day, Every Day: The Pie Chest

May 29, 2015 by


All photos by Lauren Stonestreet The Pie Chest opened its door on the morning of Saturday, March 14 (Pi Day), its glass pastry cases stocked with around 140 pies. By early afternoon, the cases were empty. Every last slice of pie had been sold. The Pie Chest sold out of pie on its second day, […]

Jack Brown’s Brings Laid-back Vibe Downtown

April 6, 2015 by


The newest burger joint in Charlottesville is hoping its laid-back approach will bring in beer and food lovers looking for a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of activity on the Downtown Mall. Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, which held its grand opening in early March, is not the typical downtown restaurant looking to […]

Checking in with the Locals: Renee Byrd

February 10, 2015 by


Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche celebrates that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Renee Byrd Follow this lady on Insta – right now. If her photography doesn’t make you instantly drool all […]

Food Check-in: Yearbook Taco

December 29, 2014 by


In Charlottesville, it seems that when one restaurant closes, another one opens. This is exactly the case for one of the city’s newest downtown eateries. Nestled next to The Whiskey Jar on the west end of the Downtown Mall, Yearbook Taco seems like the perfect fit for this college town. The locally inspired menu, craft beer, cozy atmosphere, […]

Grand Opening: Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria

December 22, 2014 by


Today is the day, Cville. Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria is now open, serving up good eats from 11am to 12am, Monday through Saturday. This past Friday, the tables and chairs arrived just hours before the soft openings began. But these seats were filled and the tables were loaded, as the four man (and two waitress) crew […]

Oakhart Social: Welcome to Midtown

December 8, 2014 by


“[It all started] sitting in a tide pool [with an octapus] in Costa Rica drinking too much,” explained Benjamin Clore. Clore and Tristain Wraight, the childhood friends and collaborators behind Midtown’s newest eatery, Oakhart Social, share a love of food and the entrepreneurial drive to open a restaurant. Over the past five years, Clore and Wraight […]

Lampo: Introducing Authentic Neapolitan Pizza to Cville

October 27, 2014 by


Building a restaurant can be a lot like putting together the perfect pizza. Sure it takes time, good craftsmanship and a lot of dough, but the most important ingredient is passion. Four friends that have spent a lot of their adult life working in some of Charlottesville’s finest eateries are taking their passion for food […]

Food Check-in: Poe’s Public House

September 29, 2014 by


Charlottesville is a city built on history. There’s also a lot to offer in the realm of locally crafted food and drinks. New restaurant owners Joe Fields and Mark Graham have decided to open a venue that combines historical and local foodie flavors. Fields and Graham opened Poe’s Public House on August 29th on The […]